The Battle

This is an Image of Cemetery Ridge today.  Cemetery Ridge was one of the most important battle sites of The Battle of Gettysburg.

The Battle of Gettysburg

  • The Battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle on American soil.  

  • It took three days and the Union Army prevailed.  This battle was the turning point of the entire Civil War.  

  • The Confederate army tried multiple times to penitrate the Union Army's defenses all along the Union "fishhook" but was unsuccesful in each attempt.  

  • After Pickett's Charge, the Union Army won the battle since the South could not sustain the casualties that had been inflicted on them and were forced to retreat. (See more in Union Victory)

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